I’m four years into T1 and I seem to be hitting a block. On the pump, my infusion set gets kinked easily (usually it ends up in muscle- low BMI) and I end up changing it. It also hurts when I remove my insertion sets and when I put them in, I am terrified of hitting a vein (mine are near the surface of my skin). I occasionally inject, but again the fear of injecting into a vein by accident scares me.- this is one frustration.
- I’m also scared by my insulin and eat very low carb as a result. If my sugar is 100 and so give myself more than two units, I am terrified that if the food doesn’t go in quick enough, the insulin might work quicker leaving me in a bad situation. As a result I am hungry and eat low carb. I’m nervous about giving myself an amount of insulin that without food could knock me off. Three units would send me out of my mind in worry.
I feel that the way I think about insulin at the mo is really hampering my ability to have good control. I would appreciate some advice.